So what is a chore? Stuff that needs to get done. As I look at definitions, the most consistent meaning is a routine task of a domestic nature. Often, there is an additional connotation of unpleasantness. In my experience, the unpleasant part is optional. Some days I enjoy doing the dishes. Warm water, soap, very […]Read More Listing
Sleep was elusive Go to yoga anyway Sunrise from hot tub. For today’s Ragtag daily prompt of VitalRead More Morning
Surprising to feel Cheerful and energetic A breezy spring day. for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of EbullientRead More Hope in January
Peeee-uuu what a stench Ashes to ashes dust to . . . . Rotten smells enroute The photo (from Pixabay, thank you) is of corpse flower, Amorphophallus titanium, so named because of its putrescent (like rotting flesh) scent. Talk about a terrible beauty. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Putrescent. Good one, […]Read More Big Stink
I. Shop until you drop Merchants know it’s good for them Not so much for me. II. A place to make things Tools supplies creative site This is good for me. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of ShopRead More Shop
A beautiful sunrise today. Its relatively mild and is predicted to be sunny and pleasant. What I’ve heard called the “warm before the storm”. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and snowy. so I’ll take advantage of the nice weather and ride my bike to yogalates and work this morning. I’ve been busy recently, developing […]Read More Good Morning
BA and I are in Madison, WI for a few days, visiting some of her family and going to see a cousin’s photography on display at the Chazen museum. We’re staying at an airbnb. Its a small one bedroom apartment in the walkout lower level of a home. Quiet and just fine for our needs. […]Read More Friend
Enticing luster Pristine ice cold smooth as glass Calling me to skate. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Lustre.Read More Ice Siren
I am sad that this song from the musical Hair, fifty years old, feels more pertinent today than ever. I object to current use of violence, lies, disrespect and manipulation in the service of greed and power. Open your hearts to the people, planet, the universe. Release the fear, remember the beauty. From the same musical, […]Read More Let the Sun Shine
Floating in the sky Fantasies imagined Back to earth is next. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Fabulist. These balloons were among a number I saw on my way to the office this morning.Read More Hot Air
When I chose Week as today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, it was because of my surprise that it was Thursday again (that’s usually when I set up the prompt for Friday). Hadn’t I just done that? A week goes by so quickly. As I was pondering the concept of a week, seven days, I was imagining […]Read More What’s a Week?
Snowstorm then hard freeze A leaf blizzard to follow Crunchy drifts abound. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Blizzard After last weekend’s snowstorm, it has once again warmed up. I scuffed through a lot of fallen leaves on my run this morning, and was greeted by these views at the lake just after sunrise.Read More Autumn Blizzard
Arctic cold blast brings Record low temperatures The leaves freeze then fall. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Blast. Snow this time of year is not unusual, but the very low temperatures are. Its a chilly 14F (-10C) this morning. The bright sunshine is welcome, as is the predicted thaw. I’m always surprised at […]Read More Cold!
Cycles, rings, spirals. All patterns of movement, recurring events or themes. Yesterday was the end of the growing season here. It was a beautiful autumn day, with a clear blue sky, and a high temp of around 70F (21C). The weather was predicted to change overnight, with several inches of snow, and today the high […]Read More What a Difference a Day Makes
Did I miss something Another new word in use Where did groovy go? For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Fleek. Its an interesting choice for me. I’ve heard it a bit, and my contextual interpretation was close, and I’ve wondered, where did that come from?Read More On Fleek?
When I see the word damp, my first thought is of weather. Its been damp here for days, grey, with drizzles of rain and snow. The weather folk suggest that this morning’s fog will soon yield to a few sunny and warmer days. I’m ready. As much as I don’t like extended heat and we […]Read More Damp It!
Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Color. I love the colors of the natural world; plants, rocks, clouds, water. Autumn is often spectacular with changing leaves. Owing to our long hot dry summer, followed by a rapid cooling, our colors have been somewhat muted, and many trees are rapidly going brown and then dropping their […]Read More Color
No longer a kid All parts working and more worn Rugged or ragged? For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of RuggedRead More Rugged
Desirable in food Rhymes with lump that’s my feeling When self applied. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Plump. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.Read More Plump
Its a happy sound If there can be such a thing Fresh water flows free. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Burble.Read More Burbling Spring
Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is Truck. Here in the US, the first meaning that comes to most of us for truck is a large motor vehicle used for hauling goods. Small ones “pick ups” to enormous tractor trailer rigs “18 wheelers” or “semis”. In Britain, at least some of those vehicles are known as lorries. […]Read More What’s in a name?
Secrete Spartan Justice. Sounds like a spy novel, doesn’t it? I’m just catching up on some more prompts from the last week. I. Goodbye to comfort Rest transforms to discipline Too much or not enough. For Monday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Spartan II. A few molecules Drip into circulation Small amount big change. […]Read More Secrete Spartan Justice.
I. External structure Increasing support or strength Helps integrity. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Brace II. It ain’t over ’til its over. It ain’t over until the fat lady sings. For Wednesday’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Comeback. Its the beginning of the major league baseball playoff season in the US. Who […]Read More Coming back to some prompts
Just an expression A malevolent non-smile The smirk says it all.Read More beware
As many of you know, Lucy the cat left our household last week. Her brother Jules left last November. Its pretty darn strange not having any cats in the house. For the last 40 years, I’ve shared my home with cats. Before that, I had cats, too, but they/I lived at my family’s home or […]Read More Absent Cats
Practice apparating Or you might end up splinched Beam me up, Scotty. Apparating and disapparating is the Harry Potter version of teleportation. And then there’s the older version from Star Trek, with its classic line of “Beam me up, Scotty”. In a Wrinkle in Time, tessering was how it was done. It would sure […]Read More Here to There
Not much melanin Prone to sunburn and freckles Better wear a hat! For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: FairRead More Fair
Coddiwomple–now that’s a word! A new one for me (I’m not up on my Old English Slang) meaning to travel in a purposeful manner towards towards a vague destination. I was awakened by loud wind gusts early this morning, and finally gave up and got up a bit after 4. A few hours and a […]Read More Coddiwomple?
Elder or older One has both wisdom and years The other just age. Medicinal plant Good for coughs, colds, flu and more And then there’s the wine. For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of ElderRead More Elder
Try to remember You must remember this or Yet another song. I remember songs in different ways. Some recall is triggered by words, some by melody, a chord or snippet of tune, and often, its the rhythm. Utterly different words with the same rhythmic pattern can precipitate a download of a song. I might […]Read More Remembered Lyrics